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quigbrew
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:40 pm   

capturing single OR multiline text into a variable
 
Hi again,

I've been working on this for a while and haven't figured out a way to do it. I'm trying to capture text into a variable, but sometime the text is wrapped onto the next lines, and sometimes it's just on one line. Anyone know if there's a way to capture text until a certain point, like a period or quotes?

Here's the line I'm trying to capture.

(Order): Bob says, "The following people are at A PURPLE HILL: Joey, Frank, Sammy."

The number of names and the location varies, so if the location title is long, there's a good chance the names will wrap onto the next line. Similarly, if there's a bunch of names, it might wrap onto multiple lines.

Here's the trigger I'm using:
Code:
~(Order~)~: (*) says, "The following people are at (@location)~:


@location will already have the same value as what is being reported by bob.

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
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Backu
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:12 pm   
 
Use the "" as part of the actual trigger itself, and it will capture everything in it.
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quigbrew
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:48 am   
 
I tried just adding a quotation mark on the end but it's not capturing anything if the sentence is wrapped.

Here's the pattern I tried:

~(Order~)~: * says, "The following people are at @shrdef~:(*)."
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:00 am   
 
The order these triggers are created in is essential to their correct operation.
#TR lp {(*)} {#VAR people {@{people}%1}}
#TR {The following people are at @location: (*)} {#T+ lp;#VAR people {%1}}
#TR {.} {#T- lp;#VAR people {%replace( %replace( @people, %char( 34), ""), ., "")}}
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